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Elliotts Host Friends of Representative Tina Pickett Picnic

Saturday, August 13 marked the 10th Annual Friends of Representative Tina Pickett barbecue hosted by Tom and Diane Elliott at their farm in Rome Township, with at least 200 people in attendance. Tom Elliott was emcee of the event.

Wayne Wright commander of the Towanda American Legion Post 42 started the Pledge of Allegiance. Olynda Smith of Troy led in song, God Bless America, with the audience. Invocation was given by Rev. Sharon Lowery of Athens.

Also in attendance was invited guest, Anne Covey of Bucks County, candidate for Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania. Mrs. Covey provided some insight on herself. She is the owner and founder of Covey & Associates, P.C. Covey and her law firm advise and represent businesses in Labor and Employment Law. Covey is the first woman member appointed to the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board. She was originally appointed by Gov. Mark Schweiker. She served a Commonwealth Court clerkship under President Judge David W. Craig. She is considered a national expert on Labor and Employment Law. She has written extensively, including authoring the book, The Workplace Law Advisor and a chapter in the best-selling book, Business: The Ultimate Resource and The Compensation Guide. She has developed and taught courses for professional associations and Monmouth University. Covey has been interviewed as an expert witness by many news outlets. Covey believes strongly in the United States Constitution and both its wisdom and primacy in law. She is opposed to relying on foreign law when interpreting our rights and laws. She believes that judges should interpret the law, not legislate from the bench. Covey stands for the principle that our courts must return to the basics of protecting our freedoms. She will support and defend our U.S. and Pennsylvania Constitutions. Covey lives in New Hope, Bucks County with her husband and their daughter and son. They are active in their community and are members of Saint Martin of Tours Roman Catholic Church.

Also, Jason Fitzgerald spoke on behalf of Congressman Tom Marino, who was unable to attend. All Bradford and Sullivan County elected officials that were present were all recognized. Rep. Tina Pickett thanked Dairy Princess Michala Kuhlman and Alternate Marilyce Young for helping serve ice cream and cake and all those who helped in any way.

Davis Young, NEB senior was working on community service, which included collecting about 200 pounds of non-perishable food items for the Ronald McDonald, Inc. in Danville. Kathy and Paul Yoachim will take the food items to Danville on Aug. 16. Also, thanks to Jim McGettigan of Litchfield for bringing his alpacas. DJ Bob Brenner, along with Wes Skillings, provided fun and entertainment.

 Rep. Tina Pickett (right) with Anne Covey, candidate for Commonwealth Court from Bucks County.  Rep. Tina Pickett (right) with Anne Covey, candidate for Commonwealth Court from Bucks County. 

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